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Meaning of "outlaw" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OUTLAW

outlaw  [ˈaʊtˌlɔː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OUTLAW

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Outlaw is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb outlaw in English.

WHAT DOES OUTLAW MEAN IN ENGLISH?

outlaw

Outlaw

In historical legal systems, an outlaw is declared as outside the protection of the law. In pre-modern societies, the criminal is withdrawn all legal protection, so that anyone is legally empowered to persecute or kill them. Outlawry was thus one of the harshest penalties in the legal system. In early Germanic law, the death penalty is conspicuously absent, and outlawing is the most extreme punishment, presumably amounting to a death sentence in practice. The concept is known from Roman law, as the status of homo sacer, and persisted throughout the Middle Ages. In the common law of England, a "Writ of Outlawry" made the pronouncement Caput gerat lupinum with respect to its subject, using "head" to refer to the entire person and equating that person with a wolf in the eyes of the law: Not only was the subject deprived of all legal rights of the law being outside of the "law", but others could kill him on sight as if he were a wolf or other wild animal. Women were declared "waived" rather than outlawed but it was effectively the same punishment.

Definition of outlaw in the English dictionary

The first definition of outlaw in the dictionary is a person excluded from the law and deprived of its protection. Other definition of outlaw is any fugitive from the law, esp a habitual transgressor. Outlaw is also a wild or untamed beast.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO OUTLAW

PRESENT

Present
I outlaw
you outlaw
he/she/it outlaws
we outlaw
you outlaw
they outlaw
Present continuous
I am outlawing
you are outlawing
he/she/it is outlawing
we are outlawing
you are outlawing
they are outlawing
Present perfect
I have outlawed
you have outlawed
he/she/it has outlawed
we have outlawed
you have outlawed
they have outlawed
Present perfect continuous
I have been outlawing
you have been outlawing
he/she/it has been outlawing
we have been outlawing
you have been outlawing
they have been outlawing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I outlawed
you outlawed
he/she/it outlawed
we outlawed
you outlawed
they outlawed
Past continuous
I was outlawing
you were outlawing
he/she/it was outlawing
we were outlawing
you were outlawing
they were outlawing
Past perfect
I had outlawed
you had outlawed
he/she/it had outlawed
we had outlawed
you had outlawed
they had outlawed
Past perfect continuous
I had been outlawing
you had been outlawing
he/she/it had been outlawing
we had been outlawing
you had been outlawing
they had been outlawing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will outlaw
you will outlaw
he/she/it will outlaw
we will outlaw
you will outlaw
they will outlaw
Future continuous
I will be outlawing
you will be outlawing
he/she/it will be outlawing
we will be outlawing
you will be outlawing
they will be outlawing
Future perfect
I will have outlawed
you will have outlawed
he/she/it will have outlawed
we will have outlawed
you will have outlawed
they will have outlawed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been outlawing
you will have been outlawing
he/she/it will have been outlawing
we will have been outlawing
you will have been outlawing
they will have been outlawing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would outlaw
you would outlaw
he/she/it would outlaw
we would outlaw
you would outlaw
they would outlaw
Conditional continuous
I would be outlawing
you would be outlawing
he/she/it would be outlawing
we would be outlawing
you would be outlawing
they would be outlawing
Conditional perfect
I would have outlaw
you would have outlaw
he/she/it would have outlaw
we would have outlaw
you would have outlaw
they would have outlaw
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been outlawing
you would have been outlawing
he/she/it would have been outlawing
we would have been outlawing
you would have been outlawing
they would have been outlawing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you outlaw
we let´s outlaw
you outlaw
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to outlaw
Past participle
outlawed
Present Participle
outlawing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OUTLAW


bandalore
ˈbændəˌlɔː
booklore
ˈbʊkˌlɔː
bylaw
ˈbaɪˌlɔː
Danelagh
ˈdeɪnˌlɔː
Danelaw
ˈdeɪnˌlɔː
folklore
ˈfəʊkˌlɔː
mothers-in-law
ˈmʌðəzɪnˌlɔː
roquelaure
ˈrɒkəˌlɔː
similor
ˈsɪmɪˌlɔː
Whitelaw
ˈwaɪtˌlɔː
woodlore
ˈwʊdˌlɔː
wordlore
ˈwɜːdˌlɔː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OUTLAW

outlaid
outland
outlander
outlandish
outlandishly
outlandishness
outlash
outlast
outlaugh
outlaw regime
outlaw state
outlawries
outlawry
outlay
outlead
outleap
outlearn
outler
outlet
outlet mall

WORDS THAT END LIKE OUTLAW

brother-in-law
claw
counselor-at-law
court of law
criminal law
daughter-in-law
daughters-in-law
flaw
go to law
heirs-at-law
in-law
international law
law
maritime law
matter of law
mother-in-law
question of law
sister-in-law
sons-in-law
the law

Synonyms and antonyms of outlaw in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OUTLAW»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «outlaw» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of outlaw

Translation of «outlaw» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OUTLAW

Find out the translation of outlaw to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of outlaw from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «outlaw» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

宣布…为非法
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

declarar ilegal
570 millions of speakers

English

outlaw
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

डाकू
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تحريم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вне закона
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

declarar fora da lei
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ডাকু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

proscrire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mengharamkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verbieten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

非合法化する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

법으로 금지되다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nglampahi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không được pháp luật bảo vệ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நாடுகடத்தப்படுவதற்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

डाकू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

haydut
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dichiarare illegale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

outlaw
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

поза законом
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

haiduc
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εκτός νόμου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verbied
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

outlaw
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fredløs
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of outlaw

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OUTLAW»

The term «outlaw» is very widely used and occupies the 8.960 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OUTLAW» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «outlaw» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «outlaw» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about outlaw

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10 QUOTES WITH «OUTLAW»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word outlaw.
1
Elliott Abrams
Opponents of U.S. sanctions have made 'unilateral sanctions' their special target. They argue that sanctions observed by many nations would be much more effective. True enough. Far better for trade with an outlaw regime to be restricted by many nations than by just one.
2
Johnny Bench
A catcher and his body are like the outlaw and his horse. He's got to ride that nag till it drops.
3
Ginny Brown-Waite
The United Nations has come under the control of outlaw nations and self-serving special interest groups.
4
Charlie Ergen
If the broadcasters were to win on their claims, they'd outlaw the DVR.
5
Tom Folsom
I wasn't an expert or even the biggest Dennis Hopper fan in the world. All I knew about him were through his associations with James Dean and Andy Warhol, the fact that he made 'Easy Rider.' I thought his story would have a really great outlaw literary quality to it.
6
Jeff Goodell
Americans don't pay much attention to environmental issues, because they aren't sexy. I mean, cleaning up coal plants and reining in outlaw frackers is hugely important work, but it doesn't get anybody's pulse racing.
7
Jim Jarmusch
I think of poets as outlaw visionaries in a way.
8
Jamaica Kincaid
I suppose you could say I love outlaw American culture.
9
Peter Middlebrook
Pirates are the very essence of profit maximising entrepreneurs described in neoclassical economics. Yet, whilst films such as 'The Pirates of the Caribbean' and 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' have gone a long way to popularise both pirates and outlaw behaviour, the truth of the matter is that piracy is illegal, and it kills.
10
Denise Mina
I just got an honorary degree from Glasgow University, and I had to wear around very painful shoes so that I didn't laugh all the way through the ceremony because I felt like an outlaw.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OUTLAW»

Discover the use of outlaw in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to outlaw and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Outlaw
In the tradition of Bernard Cornwell and Ben Kane, Outlaw is a rousing historical novel that mixes legend with fact to bring to life the time, the lives and the struggles of late 12th century England.
Angus Donald, 2011
2
Beautiful Outlaw: Experiencing the Playful, Disruptive, ...
Eldredge goes on to show readers how they can experience this Jesus in their lives every day. This book will quicken readers' worship, and deepen their intimacy with Jesus.
John Eldredge, 2011
3
Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us
Gender Outlaw is the work of a woman who has been through some changes — a former heterosexual male. a one-time Scientologist and IBM salesperson. now a lesbian woman writer, actress and performance artist. In this disarming account  ...
Kate Bornstein, 2013
4
Outlaw Representation: Censorship & Homosexuality in ...
Outlaw Representation is a Beacon Press publication.
Richard Meyer, 2002
5
Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the ...
A searing and unforgettable story of friendship in battle, Outlaw Platoon brings to life the intensity and raw emotion of those sixteen months, showing how the fight reshaped the lives of Parnell and his men and how the love and faith they ...
Sean Parnell, John Bruning, 2012
6
Outlaw Heroes in Myth and History
This book is an overview and analysis of the global tradition of the outlaw hero.
Graham Seal, 2011
7
Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representations
Controversial and polemical, this work targets cultural icons as diverse as Madonna and Spike Lee, and presents a collection of feminist explorations that pulls no punches.
Bell Hooks, 2012
8
The One Percenter Encyclopedia: The World of Outlaw ...
Featuring concise entries that include information on founding chapters, founding dates, number of chapters, number of members, and club biography, this book covers all the major clubs—Hells Angels, Outlaws, Pagans, Mongols, Vagos—as ...
Bill Hayes, 2011
9
The Rebels: A Brotherhood of Outlaw Bikers
The reality is only known to insiders. To study the phenomenon of outlaw biker clubs, anthropologist Daniel Wolf bridged the gap between image and reality by becoming an insider.
Daniel R. Wolf, 2000
10
A to Z Mysteries: The Orange Outlaw
Each book includes a map and a letter from the author. Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are perfect for emerging readers and any kid who love mysteries! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Ron Roy, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OUTLAW»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term outlaw is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Alleged Rebels outlaw bikies arrested over northern Adelaide …
Officers alleged the men are members of the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang. Those arrested were a man, 25, from Redwood Park, another ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
2
Holly Dethlefs and 'outlaw lamb' take top honors at Sheep Show
“We have an outlaw theme this year,” said Holly Dethlefs of Ravenna, exhibitor of the 147-pound, mostly Hampshire wether named best among ... «Kearney Hub, Jul 15»
3
Outlaw killed in Kushtia 'gunfight'
Outlaw killed in Kushtia 'gunfight'. Star Online Report. An outlaw was killed in “gunfight” with police in Mirpur upazila of Kushtia early today. «The Daily Star, Jul 15»
4
Ex-NBA player Travis Outlaw under investigation
NBA forward and Starkville native Travis Outlaw is under “investigation for a possible scheduled narcotics violation,” multiple law enforcement ... «Jackson Clarion Ledger, Jul 15»
5
Outlaw bikers to converge on Avalon peninsula, central …
Members of outlaw motorcycle gang Bacchus and affiliate clubs from other parts of Canada are heading to central and eastern Newfoundland ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
6
Teenager Shelton stars in outlaw karts at Cycleland Speedway …
Oroville >> Equipped with a 500cc outlaw kart donning the No. 4 car, Holly Shelton wants nothing more than to be the quickest competitor on ... «Chico Enterprise-Record, Jul 15»
7
Outlaw Supermoto dusts off today
TOP motorcycle riders across the country will converge today in Bacolod City for the staging of the Outlaw Supermoto or Supermotard Circuit ... «Sun.Star, Jul 15»
8
Outlaw Mud Bog kicks off events
Mike Wynkoop drives his truck “Mud Storm” in the B-Class of the Outlaw Mud Bog on Friday night. Wynkoop had a best distance of ... «Lebanon Reporter, Jul 15»
9
Suburban Outlaw: Planting seeds for youths' future
My son has returned from his first out-of-town summer job. I couldn't be prouder of him for taking the leap to working for someone new instead ... «Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Jul 15»
10
Upcoming pop shows: Quarterbacks, Tan Lines, and Sam Outlaw
But Sam Outlaw instead delivers what he calls "SoCal country." On the evidence of his debut album, Angeleno, it's a captivating concoction as ... «Philly.com, Jul 15»

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